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Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in 1988
UGRD Leavey Business '88
Vince, Charmie (Charmie Cruz)
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Charmie (Cruz) Vince '88 writes that she is director of admissions for Brookewood School in Kensington, Md. She helped found this all-girls Catholic school for grades 1–12 in 2006 in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Bob Vince, live in Bethesda, Md. Charmi Ellaine, age 21, is a student at the University of Dallas. Tommy, age 17, will be attending the Catholic University of America in D.C. Serena, age 15, is a freshman at Brookewood School.
submitted Mar. 15, 2013 5:08P
GRD Engineering '88
Dr. Jimmy Roehrig M.S. ’88 has joined Matakina International, a leader in the development of objective volumetric measurement of breast density. Roehrig will provide scientific depth to the U.S. sales effort and strategic planning for product development and intellectual property, particularly with the software Volpara, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts; it generates objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density values along with a BI-RADS Breast Density Classification for mammograms acquired from any commercially available digital mammography system.
Roehrig, who co-founded R2 Technology, served as chief science officer and was responsible for building the technical team that produced the ImageChecker® computer-aided detection (CAD) system, the first CAD system approved by the FDA. As VP of Advanced Development, Dr. Roehrig led the development and refinement of R2’s proprietary algorithm for the earlier detection of breast cancer and managed efforts to apply the technology to other diseases. Upon the acquisition of R2 by Hologic, Inc, Dr. Roehrig remained until 2012, working primarily in the field of quantitative DCE MRI for breast imaging.
Prior to R2 Technology, Dr. Roehrig held engineering and management positions at Acuson Corp., Xonics Imaging, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Labs, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
submitted Apr. 18, 2013 12:07P
Miller, Gina (Weaver)
Freshman Dorm: Walsh
Gina (Weaver) Miller ’88 writes, "Just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary to husband Ken Miller. We have two children, son Nathaniel, 10, and daughter Gillian, 7. We live in El Dorado Hills, Calif. I am the director of personnel and operations for Metaverse Mod Squad, a leader in professional services for social, enterprise, and gaming communities online."
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/regina-miller/0/1b0/88b/ Twitter: @ginaMMS
submitted Apr. 15, 2013 6:35P
Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions. Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.
Prior to joining the Aspect team, Krakauer was working with Permira Capital as Interim CFO in the carve-out of Genesys from Alcatel-Lucent. He brings more than 20 years in managing technology-related companies and has extensive experience raising debt and equity capital.
He is currently a member of the advisory board at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.
submitted Jul. 26, 2012 11:02A
GRD Law '88
Hook, Taryn (Hook)
Taryn Hook J.D. 88's short story,"Pluto Rising," is included in the Literary Journal TheWritingDisorder.com's Anthology, Volume II. The Anthology presents the best short fiction published by the WritingDisorder.com in 2011. Hook is an author and private investigator living and working in the South Bay Area.
submitted Aug. 1, 2012 5:24P
GRD Law '88
Hook, Taryn (Hook)
Taryn Hook, Esq., J.D. '88 writes that she "is credited with bringing a mysterious disease killing snakes all over the world to the attention of renowned scientist Dr. Joe DeRisi, Vice Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. Hook, an amateur herpetologist, wrote DeRisi a letter imploring him to find a cure for Inclusion Body Disease, which killed two of her pet snakes and potentially affected another, Larry. In response, Dr. DeRisi researched the disease, and discovered that the cause of the illness appears to originate from a new set of viruses similar to the Ebola virus. A news article published by UCSF in August of this year relates that this new discovery potentially leads to diagnostics and treatment, making it possible to someday eliminate the disease from snake collections worldwide. Hook is featured in an UCSF and NPR story about Dr. DeRisi's groundbreaking discovery as well as on other major media outlets."
Tarynhook@yahoo.com; www.Hookprivateinvestigator.com; Twitter - @Taryn72
submitted Aug. 15, 2012 2:58P
UGRD Engineering '88
Colonel Roy Agustin ’88 lives in Georgia and is the deputy director for Installations and Mission Support for Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command.
submitted Jan. 24, 2013 4:09P